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A Second Chance at Recovery for Women in Wilmington, North Carolina
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LINCThis recent article from The Council of State Governments, A Second Chance at Recovery for Women in Wilmington, North Carolina, describes the Leading Into New Communities’ (LINC) residential reentry center’s RESET program. RESET, which stands for Reentry Systems of Effective Treatment.,is a six-month program, funded by a FY2014 Second Chance Act (SCA) grant, and designed specifically for women with a co-occurring substance use and mental disorder and a moderate- to high-risk of committing another crime.

Highlights from the article include:

  • Kim Hogan, one of the RESET program’s first clients, arrived at LINC’s residential reentry center the same day she was released from prison. Her day includes tending to produce grown for local businesses on LINC’s urban farm in the afternoons and going to Cape Fear Community College in the evenings, where she is studying to become a pastry chef. It’s a means to accomplishing her ultimate goal, she says—bringing joy to others. “I just love making people smile,” Hogan said. “When I thought of what I wanted to do, it just hit me. Who doesn’t smile at their favorite dessert?”
  • In order to reinforce the efforts of RESET program staff, LINC immerses residents in a positive social environment and provides them with intensive case management services to help them develop their skills, according to Frankie Roberts, LINC’s executive director. Residents participate in a minimum of 60 days of job training and work experience around the facility, joining one or more of LINC’s social enterprises—including the urban farm—as well as in The Courage to Change program, LINC’s interactive journaling curriculum.

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Posted Tue, Feb 23 2016 9:00 AM by Susan Powell
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